I am so so glad to be back! I wanted to give guys and gals at least a week to see the Mad Tea Party invite. Although there is plenty of time to sign up. I don't know about you, but I have been shuffling trinkets and treats around my house, inspiring myself for tea party planning because...
Truth be told...
I never know what I am entirely going to do for the Mad Tea Party until a few days before the event. I know I know, I am one risky sorta gal ;)
Right now I am obsessing on one of my fave combinations of all time, which is pink and cobalt blue. I have always been so attracted to this combo. I also adore cobalt blue and white patterns, paired up with all shades of candy pink.
And then, there's me wee pig.
Which I schlepped home when I was around 20, and have had him with me ever since. (my sister doesn't like him, isn't that sad? he is so sweet!) I am pretending he is the baby pig from Alice in Wonderland, all growed up to be a chef.
One thing that so inpires me is having a stress free day, where I wash floors and dust and bleach everything (I have a small, okay, a large bleach obsession). And then after everything is clean, I play with my collections, moving things around, re-loving inanimate objects.
Flipping through books and magazines I have stacked high.
I find those sort of days to be my favorite, just being in my space with my stuff, getting all cozy and in my own space happy.
In a glass box I keep one of my most treasured items. It is a cobalt blue and white tea-set, that comes in a wicker picnic basket where each piece fits in perfectly. I am sure you have seen those?
Anyhow, this set is so so so so so dear to me.
It belonged to my aunt (mom's sis), who passed away a few years ago. My aunt's daughters, my two cousins, gifted me the beloved tea-set this past Christmas.
I know, heart strings.
I am so thankful to those two lovely gal cousins of mine.
Cobalt blue, and white and pink...
Move things here to there, and there to here, and inspiration trickles in...
Plink, plink, zwizzzzle, plink!
Any thoughts swirling on what you will conjure up...
For this year's mad event?
I am not sure what I will be doing...
Just not sure at all.
Not even one inclination, oh my!
But playing with this stuff is sparking my imagination.
Oh and, seeds flowering everywhere doesn't hurt either, for a little wonderlandish inspiration.
So much going on around here, mostly garden care and painting. Getting up super early to squeeze it all in. Eating lots of treats from the garden. Tending to 5 pumpkin patches, and 14 different garden areas. Phewey.
Gophers making me cry all the time. Loving that I have my neighbor to commiserate with (she has them too). They are so harmful. Argh. Sucking my hard work down into the earth (even through wire and rock and more). The rabbits are being crazy too. Then again, it hasn't rained forever and a day here, and there is nothing for any animal to eat but what we are watering. So, that's that. Mister says that the folks who used to live here (ages and ages ago, and grew everything they ate, and canned) said "you will never get rid of the gophers." Scary Mary! Zoiks! Gulp.
I would just really like to deter them. You know, convince them to build their dirt mansions somewhere else, far far away.
My neighbor and I keep sending a really cute photo of the gophers back and forth to each other, as to remind ourselves that they are c-c-c-c-cute.
And, hmmm, let's see, the pups are being adorable as heck and Lovee is up to all of his regular shenanigans.
Plus, five pages of projects.
And, that's about it.
How are you all?
Any Mad Tea Party planning goin' on with you?
Okay, must run for now,
See you super soon!
ps: I just realized that this is my 601st blog post! Wowie Zowie!